IFC developed the Global Leasing Toolkit to complement the institution building work of IFC Leasing teams globally, and to engage with management of leasing entities and other stakeholders. This comprehensive Toolkit aims to provide a practical guide to banks, other financial institutions and leasing entities on SME equipment leasing. The Toolkit is organized into sections that address on the need for increased SME finance, information on the benefits of leasing, and the need to respond to market opportunities and adapt to local conditions.
The Base Toolkit is presented, with leasing principles and best practices that are universally recognized. Accompanying the Base Toolkit are four Focused Toolkits on areas of stakeholders’ interest and areas that expected to account for a major portion of the future growth of the leasing industry specifically, Agricultural Leasing, Sustainable Energy Equipment Leasing, Islamic Leasing, and Regulatory/Supervisory Matters Relating to Leasing. The Global Leasing Toolkit follows the second edition of the policies and guidelines manual published last year. Both the guidelines and this toolkit help disseminate IFC’s 36 40 years experience in lease market development to stakeholders and thereby increase SMEs access to lease finance. The Toolkit is also available as an interactive web-enabled CD Rom.